I-D-10t Alert

18 11 2009

Back on Titanic* we had an intranet page entitiled “I D 10t” (eye-dee-ten-tee) for when people did/said things that were incredibly stupid.

Yesterday, I realized that I deserved an I D 10T award.
Since booking our vacation in JULY (that’s four months ago), I knew the countries we will be visiting are 6 hours AHEAD and I’ve been thinking 6 hours BEHIND.
I.E. “The show starts at 8pm, local time, which is like, 2AM our time.”
No, no honey.
8pm local time is 2pm.
So, all this time, I’ve been thinking that we’re getting in at 1pm (equivalent) when its actually 1am.

Dad and I had a time rift yesterday as well, when he was hellbent on the idea that it was the 18th and Thanksgiving wasn’t next Thursday.

 

*My first “real” job… named such because we [collective group] saw the perveribal ship going down.

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7 responses

18 11 2009
daisyfae

the easiest way to deal with the time differential? go to asia somewhere. it’s 12 hours different. you just need a calendar to figure out whether you’re a day ahead or a day behind…

19 11 2009
Stephanie of Stopbouncing

Aren’t you an enginameneer?
WE’RE ALL DOOMED!!!!

18 11 2009
thegnukid

hell, accept the award proudly for that one. i’m betting 9 out of every 10 Uhmuricuns would have to think about it and half of them would get it wrong as well. you’re in good company. and, yep, that would include me. i have to take off my shoes and take copious notes while trying to figure the time difference out. maybe daisyfae has the best solution…hey, it could happen! [chortle]

19 11 2009
Stephanie of Stopbouncing

hu-yuk.
Da dare big han’, on dat dare big clok sayz it’s ’bout time for ‘nother Busch.

19 11 2009
Dennis the Vizsla

They have clocks in Europe?

19 11 2009
Stephanie of Stopbouncing

Only in Switzerland.
Um, or so I hear…. nope, no fine precision timepieces in here…. nope.

19 11 2009
S. Le

When Art Major was in Japan he was always 13 hours ahead of us. That made live communications interesting.

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